Harry Houdini's Water Torture Cell Secret Revealed:
Harry Houdini would be bound in chains, and then lowered, head first, into a chamber filled with water. The method that Houdini used to escape was remarkable.
First, Harry sent away for some Sea-Monkeys. Then, after they grew up, he cross-bred the sea-monkeys with piranah fish. The result was a family of Sea-Monkeys with attitudes and very sharp teeth. Because Sea-Monkeys are so small, they were not seen by the audience.
It was easy for Houdini to train the Sea-Monkeys to chew the chains off of the magician. But just to be safe, Harry would rub his body with cauliflower to make sure that the Sea-Monkeys would not bite him.